plas·​tic·​ware | \ ˈpla-stik-ˌwer How to pronounce plasticware (audio) \

Definition of plasticware

: articles made of plastic

Examples of plasticware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though many of the more casual restaurants have opted for single-use plasticware and food served in carryout containers, Stella provided real silverware and everything was plated on normal dishes. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "I got an early glimpse of the future of dining. Here's what it looks like.," 26 May 2020 Cut down on paper plates and plasticware by choosing grabbable goodies like mini sandwiches, cut veggies, or pizza. Jamie Kiffel-alcheh, National Geographic, "How to throw an (almost) zero-waste birthday party," 26 Feb. 2020 The fourth and final round of tariffs was imposed in September 2019, with 15% levies on roughly $120 billion in Chinese imports including apparel, plasticware and sporting goods. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, "Trump Administration Denying More Tariff-Exemption Requests," 3 Feb. 2020 Task them with supplying booze, or the unsung hero of every successful potluck — plasticware. Hannah Herrera Greenspan,, "Enough with the potato chips: Here’s how to get your friends to step up their potluck game," 15 Nov. 2019 This set comes with two table covers, 20 sets of blue plasticware, 16 paper cups, 16 plates and 16 napkins. Alicia Kortendick, al, "Get into the Oktoberfest spirit: 9 costume, accessory and decoration ideas," 19 Sep. 2019 This is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap and plasticware. NBC News, "9 practical ways to tackle climate change, starting in your kitchen," 19 Sep. 2019 Since San Francisco and other cities banned single-use consumer plasticware, food businesses — restaurants, grocery stores, cafes — have been experimenting with alternatives to the previously ubiquitous plastic straw. Soleil Ho,, "Why nonplastic straws are a terrible solution to a systemic problem," 13 Sep. 2019 Grubhub has for years provided a checkbox to decline plasticware and napkins, spokeswoman Yera Ha said in an email. Carolyn Said,, "Want a lid with your coffee? In SF, you may have to ask," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of plasticware

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Plasticware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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